Baillet History

Miss Affa Ann Baillet

Year of death – 1934, date and name of publication unknown.

Miss Affa Baillett (sic) Claimed by Death

Another beautiful life was closed with the passing of Miss Affa Baillett, 84, which occurred Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock at her home on South Jackson street, bringing sorrow to a large number of devoted friends in this city.

Miss Baillet was born and reared at Limestone, N.Y., and had been a resident of Tullahoma for more than fifty years. Two sisters, Miss Emma and Miss Jennie Baillet, who were associated with her in the millinery business during their early residence in this city, preceded her to the beyond several years ago. Miss Baillet was a gifted artist, and had at her home a rare collection of antiques.

Miss Baillet had been confined to her bed for eight weeks. For the past week her niece, Mrs. Harry Lupher, of Chattanooga, was constantly at her bedside, and was with her when the end came.

Funeral services were held at the residence Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by Rev. C.H. Maynard and Rev. C.M. Turner. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Baillet is survived by a nephew, H.M. Lupher of Chattanooga.

Baillet Family History
Obituary: Miss Jennie Baillet

Miss Jennie Baillet, for fifty years a resident of Tullahoma, died at her home Oct. 1, 1918. She was born Dec. 1, 1834 at Farmersville, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., and in 1868 came with her father and other members of the family to Tullahoma. Soon after coming here, she and her sisters opened a millinery and dress making establishment, which for many years was one of the important business houses of Tullahoma. From the beginning of her residence in Tullahoma, Miss Baillet took a prominent part in the activities of the town and was recognized as a very unusual woman. In addition to business ability and sound judgment in all practical affairs she had, literary and artistic tastes wide information, a remarkable memory and magnetic personality.

Perhaps her strongest leaning was toward political affairs, public reforms and progressive movements of all kinds. Her interest in these she retained until the day of her death.

Older residents of the town remember her many deeds of charity, her sympathy for those in distress and the valuable service she rendered as a pioneer worker in the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and the Equal Suffrage League.

For the past several years she had been so frail physically that she was shut in most of the time but she bore her infirmities uncomplainingly and her mind remained clear, her spirit courageous to the end, when she went gladly to “greet the unseen.”

Surviving her are her sisters, Misses Emma and Affa Baillet of Tullahoma, a niece, Mrs. Mary Wade Barr, of Colorado Springs, Col., and two nephews, Frank Baillet of Limestone, NY, and Harry M. Lupher of Chattanooga, Tenn., now in service in France.

Date and name of publication unknown

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